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Re: High-speed chase and crash at 2nd & Washington
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I Know this was posted but...

Former figure skating star charged with DWI in Downtown Jersey City crash caught on video

Wednesday, March 14, 2012, 6:34 PM
By Michaelangelo Conte/The Jersey Journal

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Juha Valkama, right, performs with Jessica Hout in Ice Dancing at the World Figure Skating Championships in Dortmund, Germany, Tuesday March 23, 2004. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)

Former skating champ charged with DWI in Downtown Jersey City gallery

JERSEY CITY ? The former international figure skater didn't stick the landing.

Juha S. Valkama, 32, a former Finnish ice dancing champion, was charged with driving while intoxicated around 10:10 p.m. last night after crashing his 2011 Mercedes in Downtown Jersey City, Port Authority Police spokesman Al Della Fave said today.

A Breathalyzer test revealed Valkama's blood alcohol level was more than twice the legal limit of .08, Della Fave said.

Valkama, 32, of Second Street, was trying to make a turn on Washington Street at a high rate of speed when he lost control of his luxury car, Della Fave said.
Port Authority Police officers in a marked car saw the two-door Mercedes stopped at a light at Washington and Fourth streets and when the light turned green Valkama hit the gas hard, Della Fave said.

Officers Matthew Vogelman and Sandra Burgos followed the car as it accelerated at fast rate before attempting to make a left onto Second Street, Della Fave said. Due to its speed, the Mercedes went out of control, jumped the curb, crossed the sidewalk and slammed into a fence where it got stuck and came to a halt, Della Fave said.

Valkama was shaky on his feet when he exited the car and he refused medical attention, but while speaking to him the officers noticed his speech was slurred and his breath smelled of alcohol, Della Fave said.

The skating champion told the officers he had a few drinks and he was taken into custody and brought to the Lincoln Tunnel Command Center, where a Breathalyzer test was administered.

Valkama's car was impounded and he was picked up by a friend, Della Fave said, adding that Valkama will have to appear in Jersey City Municipal Court on the DWI charge.

Valkama was a Finnish champion in the 2001-2002 season, 2002-2003 season and 2003-2004 season. In the European Figure Skating Championships he placed 21st, 20th and 18th, in those same season. In the World Championships he placed 26th, 21st and 28th in those years. Finally, in the 2003-2004 season he also placed 7th in the Finlandia Trophy competition.

According to a profile on the business networking site LinkedIn.com, Valkama is a vice president at Goldman Sachs, which has offices in Jersey City.



Grovepath, if you have hours upon hours of your life to rip off news stories and post them on jclist, can't you find the few extra seconds in your life it requires to simply link back to the full story? It honestly requires zero effort. You seem to be one of the most avid readers of the Star Ledger and Jersey Journal in the entire world and yet you seem really not to care about the paper's survival by stealing web traffic from them on an almost daily basis.

Posted on: 2012/3/21 1:15
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Re: 'Jersey Shore' Spin-Off in Jersey City
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Says the Guy debating the value of Jersey Shore on a small online web forum in the middle of a week day...


Jersey Shore is nothing but a modern day minstrel show of Italian American stereotypes.


My responses are a few sentences. Not a 40 paragraph diatribe on how "reality" tv is somehow pertuating a stereotype of a group of people. You know why stereotypes exist? Because there is a grain of truth to them. You may not like them, or agree with them, but that's a fact. A bunch of people didn't just say, "hey, you know what we should do. We should start saying that Italians are in the mafia, and live in north jersey in gaudy houses, while their wives stay home and gossip about the neighborhood." Is that true of all Italians? No. Are there other people of different backgrounds that do the same thing? Yes. People need to stop being so sensitive to every little issue. I am of 100% italian descent and I could care less about the Jersey stereotype. I don't fit in it, and it doesn't bother me one bit. Lighten up a bit. The entire universe is not out to get you believe it or not. You place far too much importance on yourself.


Mr_Johnson... Replace your stereotypes about Italians in your above quote with ones about say black people and it helps see how truly clueless you are:

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My responses are a few sentences. Not a 40 paragraph diatribe on how "reality" tv is somehow pertuating a stereotype of a group of people. You know why stereotypes exist? Because there is a grain of truth to them. You may not like them, or agree with them, but that's a fact. A bunch of people didn't just say, "hey, you know what we should do. We should start saying that the blacks are all thugs and idiots, and live in ghettos in housing projects, while their husbands stay on the streets and smoke crack and murder innocent white people." Is that true of all the blacks? No. Are there other people of different backgrounds that do the same thing? Yes. People need to stop being so sensitive to every little issue. I am of 100% African descent and I could care less about the stereotypes effecting black people. I don't fit in it, and it doesn't bother me one bit. Lighten up a bit. The entire universe is not out to get you believe it or not. You place far too much importance on yourself.
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While Italian Americans do not have to face the same levels of racism and ethnic stereotypes of some other groups in America, it does not change the fact that the Jersey Shore show is extremely prejudiced towards Italian Americans and is helping create an offensive and negative depiction of Italians across American; especially with the younger age groups that watch this show.

Posted on: 2012/2/28 16:44
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Re: 'Jersey Shore' Spin-Off in Jersey City
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Andre? DiMino needs to get a hobby.


Says the Guy debating the value of Jersey Shore on a small online web forum in the middle of a week day...


Jersey Shore is nothing but a modern day minstrel show of Italian American stereotypes.

Posted on: 2012/2/27 20:44
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Re: Ice-T reports for jury duty at courthouse in Jersey City, but doesn’t get picked
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Grovepath, why don't you provide a link to source of the stories you post here as opposed to illegally copying and pasting without full attribution? I really don't understand how it is that you have hours upon hours to post all these news items to jclist including the pictures but you can't simply include a hyperlink back to the source... There have been numerous online web forums that have been sued for copyright infringement for exactly what you do day after day.

Is it really that hard just to provide a link?

Posted on: 2011/9/30 22:01
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Re: Loud exhaust pipe from local high school blowing noxious gases into surrounding buildings
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Yes, McNair is what I was referring to. Recently I have noticed it being run more often though, not just on Friday...

Posted on: 2011/8/7 17:46
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Loud exhaust pipe from local high school blowing noxious gases into surrounding buildings
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I live near a high school in downtown JC and every evening they turn on some sort of exhaust fan/tube that blows out black smoke and noxious fumes at a very high rate. During summer these fumes blow into the windows and air conditioners of the surrounding buildings pumping random, foul-smelling gases into everyones' apartments. I have no idea why they couldn't at least route the exhaust outlet to the roof as opposed to ground level. Are they any kind of regulations or county agencies that regulate issue like these? I would at least like to know what type of chemicals I am breathing in day after day...

Posted on: 2011/8/5 22:28
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Re: What bar are you most scared of?
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You are nuts. . . Riverhorse, NJ beer company, Flying Fish, and Cricket Hill are all excellent breweries that can rival anything put out by the rest of the Northeast breweries. Granted they are not as established as some other craft breweries like stone, rogue or dogfishhead, but they still put out solid beers that can rival most any other brewery.

Barcade should featuring at least one beer at all times by Riverhorse, NJ beer Company, Flying Fish, and Cricket Hill...

Posted on: 2011/5/11 19:26
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Re: What bar are you most scared of?
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Guillo's is a very low key neighborhood bar with a very mixed crowd. Not scary at all. I think the OP may just be trolling. . .

Posted on: 2011/5/11 0:20
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Re: Turnpike cutting down trees at Exit 14B
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Posted on: 2011/4/27 20:08
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Re: Park & Sixth Comfort Food on Grove Street
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There's no other good sandwich place in town.


You should try Monmouth Street Deli or Second Street Bakery. . .

Posted on: 2010/12/10 16:00
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